- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 10, 2006
- Originally Released: 1935
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- 2 Classic Cartoons: Hey, Hey Fever and Honeyland
- Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show Adaptation Starring Colman
- Oscar Nominated Short Audioscopicks
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Lavish and well-acted production of Dickens' 1857 novel of the French Revolution. Ronald Colman plays the flippant lawyer who lends aid to the victims of the Reign of Terror. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." Charles Dickens' tale of love and tumult during the French Revolution comes to the screen in a sumptuous film version by the producer famed for nurturing sprawling literary works: David O. Selznick (David Copperfield, Anna Karenina, Gone with the Wind).
Ronald Colman (The Prisoner of Zenda) stars as Sydney Carton ' sardonic, dissolute, a wastrel...and destined to redeem himself in an act of courageous sacrifice. "It's a far, far better thing I do than I've ever done," Carton muses at that defining moment. This is far, far better filmmaking, too: a Golden Era marvel of uncanny performances top to bottom, eye-filling crowd scenes (the storming of the Bastille, thronged courtrooms, an eerie festival of public execution) and lasting emotional power. Revolution is in the air!